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Nymph of the milkweed bug
Nymph of the milkweed bug

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Date Uploaded: Sep 3, 2009

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The milkweed bug nymph. He was the last of a huge group of bugs on the pod of the milkweed. I noticed them a few days ago when I was mowing and knew I wanted to come back to get a shot of them. When I returned, they were all gone but this one little guy. He watched me for a while, seemed to clap his front feet and moved to the top where a seed was setting forth to fly. He caught a ride on it and flew away with the seed! That's one way to know where the next years sprouts will be.

50mm macro
natural light

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09/13/2009 03:52:18 PM
great shot!!! Where are the Milkweeds popping out?
09/04/2009 05:57:39 PM
OMG .. he must be absolutely tiny .. its a brilliant catch .. :)
and an amazing story .. fancy catching a ride on a seed .. insects .. surprising little creatures .. !!
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09/03/2009 07:37:38 PM
Great capture and thanks for the info. Lovely insect and photo too.
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